New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated, . First trade edition. Inscribed to His Publisher. INSCRIBED on the flyleaf... Read More about The Green Pastures
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New York: April 6 1832. Olcott was the president of the Mechanics and Farmers' Bank of Albany, N.Y. and a prominent figure in New York State politics and finance.Reads in part:" I have your letter of 4st & regret---not get the loan of 1200$..." Read More about ALS. To Thomas W. Olcott. About a loan
Frankfort, KY: Printed for the Author by A.G. Hodges, 1842. First edition. A first-hand account of the massacre of Kentucky forces at River Raisin in Michigan during the War of 1812, including the author’s experiences as a prisoner, held by the British and Native Americans. Read More about Narrative of the Suffering & Defeat of the North-Western Army, Under General Winchester
Frankfort, KY: Printed for the Author by A.G. Hodges, 1842. First edition. Read More about Narrative of the Suffering & Defeat of the North-Western Army, Under General Winchester
120 Riverside Drive, New York: 24 December 1959. Fine note to photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt from Brooks Atkinson (1894-1984), New York Times journalist and dean of theater critics, and an early champion of Eugene O’Neill. “When you were working on me you said you were glad it was raining because it..... Read More about Typed Letter, Signed, to Alfred Eisenstaedt, thanking him for portrait prints
Newburyport, Massachusetts: Newburyport Herald Press, . First Edition. History of the landlocked salmon fishery and town in Maine, including two chapters on fishing. Read More about Hinckley Township or Grand Lake Stream Plantation
New York: Harper & Row, . First edition. Read More about The Reds and the Blacks. A Personal Adventure
1917- 1936. GROTON SCHOOL. A photographic chronicle of the first two decades in the life of Gordon Auchincloss from infancy to college. Highlights include the Groton School 50th Anniversary, June, 1934 with Fraklin D. Roosevelt pictured seated in the center of the porch, the Groton Football team of which Gordon..... Read More about 2 Photograph Albums of Gordon Auchincloss including images from his years at the Groton School...
New York: Thornhill Press, 1999. 125 of 175 numbered copies printed on handmade paper and signed by Auchincloss, Banfield & the publisher, Luke Pontifell. Read More about Civil Wars: Three Tales of Old New York. Illustrations by Elliott Banfield
New York: npub, 1831. Reprinted selections from a 1828 pamphlet published under the auspices of the New York Anti-Auction Committee, titled “Remarks upon the Aucstion System as practised in New-York....” Very reminiscent of the situation today. Read More about Facts, Important to be Known by the Manufacturers, Mechanics, and All Other Classes of the Community
A list of buyers and money spent. On p.5 is a summary-"Amount of the appraisal $462.61/Amount of the Vendue list $302.09/ less on sale $160.52." Read More about Manuscript of "A lis (sic) of the vendue led at the late residence of Abn. Emens, des. in...
New York: D. Appleton & Co, 1917. First edition. Read More about Audubon the Naturalist. A History of His Life and Times
Cincinnati: Stewart and Kidd Company, 1916. First edition. Account of big game hunting in the St. Elias Range, Yukon Territory."- Arctic Bibliography. Read More about Camp Fires in the Yukon
[N.p., Vancouver? August 1961]. RARE ALASKAN FISHING TRIP. Privately printed account of a fishing trip by Donald Bates of Portland, B.C. lumber Baron H.R. MacMillan, Canadian Air Vice-Marshal Leigh Stevenson, and “one Indian” (the author, Fred Auger, publisher of the Vancouver Province newspaper) for steelhead, grayling, and salmon on the..... Read More about Alaskan Holiday in the Land of the Willa-Waw [Cover title
N.p. [American]: ca. 1780s? A somewhat bleak collection of four sacred poems, accomplished in a neat manuscript hand with a lovely calligraphic title, and signed by Mary S. Austin. The titles include "On the Death of Miss Hamilton By a Lady of Hudson," "A. Hymm," "Maria," and "Mortality." Read More about Four Manuscript Poems
Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1977. First edition. Inscribed by the Beale, who was ambassador to the US from Australia during the Kennedy administration, "for dear Jane [Engelhard] / with affectionate regards / from Howard Beale / Nov. 24 '77" Read More about This Inch of Time
New York: Cornish, Lamport & Co., Publishers, 1852. First edition. Ferguson: "At this time the author was conducting an 'Australian Emigration Office' at 120 Wall Street, New York." Read More about Australia and Her Gold Regions: A Full Description of its Geology, Climate, Products, Natives …...
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1833. First Edition. Founder of the “New Colonization System”. Following imprisonment, Wakefield began to study colonial affairs of Australia with an eye towards immigration. Recognizing that the depressed condition of Australian affairs was due to a lack of efficiency and sensible handling he gathered..... Read More about England and America. A Comparison of the Social and Politcal State of Both Nations
London: Richard Bentley, 1833. First edition. Founder of the “New Colonization System”. Following imprisonment, Wakefield began to study colonial affairs of Australia with an eye towards immigration. Recognizing that the depressed condition of Australian affairs was due to a lack of efficiency and sensible handling he gathered his theories for..... Read More about England and America. A Comparison of the Social and Political State of Both Nations
Los Angeles: July 15 & November 17, 1939. The Singing Cowboy Signs with 20th-Century Fox. Following this agreement — due, it is said, to the intervention of 20th-Century Fox star Jane Withers — Western box-office star Gene Autry signed with the Hollywood giant, and made his first movie with them..... Read More about Two Typed Letters of Agreement, signed, to Twentieth-Century Fox, confirming two amendments...
Los Angeles: 29 March 1993. "if it was easy everyone would be doing it" Responding to Hartley's enquiry into the importance of education to his career. The Cowboy-singer responded "I have always considered a good education extrememly important and one of the best tools to take along with you in..... Read More about Typed letter signed "Gene"
Amsterdam: Gedrukt [by Hendrik Harmensz] voor d'Autheur, waar by dit werk ook te bekomen is, op de Bloemgraft, omtrent de drukkery van d'Heer Blaauw : en by Timotheus ten Hoorn, Boekverkooper in de Nes, naast de Brakke-Gront, 1685. First edition. Prophets, Oracles, and Sacrifices. Four-part work on religion in the..... Read More about Spiegel der Sibyllen, van Vierderley Vertooningen ... Seer rykelijk verçiert met allerhande...
Columbia, N.C: University of South Carolina Press, 1947. First edition. "The scene of all stories in My Health Is Better In November is the South; most of the incidents recorded took place in South Carolina. They constitute a delightful expression of one of the major aspects of life in the..... Read More about My Health Is Better In November. Thirty-Five Stories of Hunting and Fishing in the South
Philadelphia: Printed for the Subscribers, by Robert Bell, 1773. First edition under this title, and the third American edition overall. SIGNER JOSHUA BABCOCK'S COPY. This work originally appeared in 1772 as a fifth volume to Bell’s edition of Blackstone, under the title An Interesting Appendix to Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries..... Read More about The Palladium of Conscience or, The Foundation of Religious Liberty Displayed, Asserted, and...
[N.p: Privately printed], 1951. Fifth edition, no. 99 of 250 copies signed by the author, additionally inscribed by the author on the first plate. Inscribed. The fifth edition of Babcock’s classic work (first published in 1920). With a nostalgic preface, noting “Fifteen years have passed since the publication of the..... Read More about The Tarpon. A Description of the Fish with some hints of its Capture